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Badian denies residents migrated to NegOr, congest hospitals there

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Municipal Health Office of Badian town in southwestern Cebu debunked reports that some of their residents fled to Negros Oriental, and allegedly flocked to hospitals there. Dr. Urduja Espiritu, the municipal health…

No rest for Cebu City mayor during Holy Week 2020

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella will not be resting this Holy Week 2020.  Although the mayor said he will spend parts of the Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Black Saturday with his family and two…

Homeless find home in Cebu City gyms, in need of donations

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — When the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Cebu City began on March 28, 2020, the roads were cleared of people and vehicles. But the homeless stayed in their place, very visible amidst the…

P31 million worth of shabu seized from Grab driver in Carcar City

Immae Lachica 04/08/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—Big-time drug peddling continues to flourish in Cebu despite the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) due to the COVID-19 crisis. This after anti-drug operatives seized 4.6 kilograms of suspected shabu (crystal meth) with a dangerous…

Labella: No need to extend ECQ just yet

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella supports the extension of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon mandated by President Rodrigo Duterte, but for his own city, the mayor wants to further study its…

PhilHealth sets new rates for virus cases starting April 15

Jovic Yee - Inquirer.net 04/08/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) on Tuesday released a new case rate package for patients afflicted with the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) who will be hospitalized starting April 15. PhilHealth president and CEO Ricardo…

Lockdown may trigger ‘baby zoom,’ lawmaker warns

DJ Yap 04/08/2020

MANILA, Philippines — While jokes abound on social media about a new generation of “coronials” or “baby zoomers” being conceived during the coronavirus-triggered lockdown, a reproductive health (RH) advocate is taking seriously the prospect of a baby…

6 more patients in Cebu are now COVID-free

Rosalie Abatayo 04/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite the addition of one new confirmed case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Central Visayas, the total number of patients here that await to be cleared from the virus has dropped to…

LTFRB-7 validating PUV drivers’ list in C. Visayas for P6K aid

Futch Anthony Inso 04/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Central Visayas (LTFRB-7) has now started validating their list of public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers in the region. This is to endorse the list of…

Cebu City’s displaced workers urged to join DOLE’s BKBK livelihood program

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City residents who lost their sources of income due to the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) are encouraged to join the Barangay Ko Bahay Ko (BKBK) program of the Department of Labor and…

Abellanosa to IATF: Implement localized ECQs

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City South District Representative, Congressman Rodrigo “Bebot” Abellanosa, urged the Interagency Task Force (IATF) for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) to implement localized enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). Implementing localized ECQ will serve as…

Who can avail of the Special Amelioration Program in Cebu City?

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Special Amelioration Program (SAP) of President Rodrigo Duterte aims to provide all low-income household with financial assistance to help them get through during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. But there are…

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